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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Jeb Bush wasn't popular at his last CPAC, but was he right about the GOP?


      Two years ago, Jeb Bush took the stage at CPAC, where he’ll return this afternoon, and outlined an inclusive vision for the GOP, one that stood for something, not just against everything President Obama does.

      Jeb Bush's lecture at CPAC two years ago didn’t wow grass-roots conservatives at the Gaylord National hotel outside Washington, but his message seems especially relevant today with the 2016 presidential race looming.
    2. Florida reporters shut out of Club for Growth gathering featuring Bush, Rubio and other presidential hopefuls


      Some of the top Republican presidential hopefuls, including Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, will speak at Club for Growth gathering in Palm Beach starting tomorrow, but you won't read about it on a Florida news site.

      Florida reporters aren't invited.

    3. John McCain on Jeb: 'I know he's his own man'


      The Buzz caught up with Sen. John McCain at the Capitol today and asked about Jeb Bush surrounding himself with former advisers to his brother and his father, the former presidents.

    4. What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to this week


      Sen. Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush will spend another week on the unofficial presidential primary campaign trail. Here's a rundown for the week of Feb. 23.

    5. Rubio: Obama loves America, but his ideas are bad


      Sen. Marco Rubio was asked by a Florida television station on Friday about Rudy Giuliani's comment that President Barack Obama does not love America.

    6. Rubio says Homeland Security must be funded


      Update: Rubio's spokesman, Alex Conant, disputed the report from Las Vegas and said the senator wants GOP to stand its ground and not pass a "clean" Homeland Security funding measure.

    7. Poll: Voters associate Jeb Bush with the past


      Jeb Bush, like Marco Rubio, talks about a campaign for the future. But a new poll reveals a problem for Bush: Voters see him as part of the past.

    8. RPOF tees up fundraising-palooza day before session begins



      Rubio says he didn't diss Iowa's role in picking presidents


      Sen. Marco Rubio rejected the notion he "dissed" Iowa's role in the presidential nomination role, telling a TV station that he always respected the role the state plays but that Florida should play a larger role.

    9. Jeb Bush and Scott Walker sit at top of pack, new polls show


      The following is from NBC's First Read tip-sheet: